I wanna defeat the spike dynasty

Creator: Lemonxreaper

Average Rating
7.2 / 10
Average Difficulty
60.7 / 100
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Needle (5) Avoidance (6) Puzzle (1)


  • by Wolfiexe
  • by Wolfiexe
  • by The_Kid
  • by Wolfiexe

11 Reviews:

A brief stint in some rather hard but short save-focused needle and a barrage avoidance.

The needle (which you need to hit ESC to start properly when you get to the uh, very obvious troll room) starts off with a... puzzle segment? It almost feels like a demo for a gimmick for a different game entirely. It only lasts a few screens before it disappears entirely, but it was cool. I kinda wish that was what you got instead of the normal needle, to be honest.

The normal needle is very C/O/S/M/O inspired, as other have mentioned, but the average save is quite a deal shorter. There's some platform shenanigans, but.. honestly it's all kinda mneh. I really don't like platforms flat against blocks, and most of the platform uses itself outside of that were just more frustrating than interesting. The short saves make it so nothing is too heavy on requirements, but it didn't feel all that fun.

The avoidance is a shortish (around 2 minutes) barrage. It's pretty fun! Nothing too hard here, but a couple nitpicks.

- Final feels like it can be kind of a clown fiesta. It's probably fine since it's a moderate avoidance so you can expect to retry it quite a few times even if it happens, but it feels like it could be a bit rude.

- The final part of the 'box' attack in the middle feels way harder than anything else in the fight. No idea how intended that was, but it was like being teleported to a different avoidance. Not a bad attack though.

- The third attack, the curving arrows. I really, REALLY wish they started to 'curve' earlier than they do. It's a complaint I have with a lot of various curving attacks in avoidances; People really underestimate how wonky curving is to read and don't give you enough time to see the arc. Be careful with this.

But yeah. Fun stuff, well paced and a banger song. I'm not big into barrage, honestly, but this was a good time, even considering those things.

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Rating: 7.0 70       Difficulty: 60 60
Mar 18, 2019
Spike Dynasty is a great little game with some very small puzzling, interesting platform-based needle and a fun barrage to top it off. Just a mixture of some stuff I like, so I suppose I was always going to enjoy this.

I hestitated giving this a puzzle tag as the puzzle segment is so short and doesn't really get elaborated on much, which is actually one of my main gripes. I would've loved to see this a bit longer and more padded out, although it does serve as a nice hand warm-up for the needle which is probably the hardest part of the game depending on your skills. It's platform-heavy and definitely C/O/S/M/O inspired which I'm a fan of. A couple of saves felt a bit off in difficulty but I had a fun time regardless.

The avoidance clocks in at just under 2 minutes, and is barrage heavy. Lots of lengthy RNG attacks focused on reading and even a bit of arena changing, which are two things I always love to see in avoidances. I actually sort of wish it was a bit harder just so I could have spent more time on it. Although I may have gotten lucky with the more-or-less first try, nothing felt too demanding which made it just feel really nicely balanced.

A short game, but for me it was a great one. Full of stuff I love to play. A definite recommendation if the screenshots look appealing to you.

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Rating: 8.6 86       Difficulty: 55 55
Mar 6, 2019
The platforming was all really fun. I'm not a fan barrage avoidances, but this one wasn't all that hard and the song wasn't too aggravating, so it didn't detract from the game too much.

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Rating: 7.0 70       Difficulty: 55 55
May 7, 2016
Cool gimmick, nice needle and music, fair avoidance. Overall awesome.

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Rating: 8.5 85       Difficulty: 70 70
Apr 3, 2016
Puzzle? stage + Needle area + RNG Avoidance.
It is hard to say some puzzles, but it may be said that it is a puzzle for the time being because I think about the distance.
The needle area was conscious of I wanna be the COSMO. Of course the map of the head family is not used. A Creator may say that original is the map which I made.
The Avoidance thinks that most are made with a random number as far as oneself looks. But I may break through the bullet easily because it is the same level as normal if lucky. The direction thought that a parenthesis was good.

It and the other. The first screen can go to the puzzle stage when I push the Esc key.

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Rating: 7.5 75       Difficulty: 55 55
Apr 1, 2016